Latvian: daļa (as used in legal texts)


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Excerpt from a Latvian legal text:

[...] pamatojoties uz Imigrācijas likuma 34. panta pirmās daļas 2. punktu [...]

A translator rendered this as

[...] on the basis of Section 34, Paragraph one, Clause 2 of the Immigration Law [...]

Is it normal to refer to ”sections” or ”clauses” of Latvian laws using numerals (”34”, ”2”), but to use letters (”one”/”first”) when referring to a ”paragraph” (daļa)?

If so, do you happen to know the reasoning behind this?
(E.g., is the numbering of the daļas in these texts considered less ”official” than the numbering of other subdivisions?)

Thanks for any insight,
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